English Language Lessons

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Idiom of the week – Take the reins

Posted by englishlessons on May 24, 2012

Definition:

assume charge or control

Examples:

After the politician left office in disgrace, her successor took the reins.

I don’t know if his son is ready to take the reins from his father and manage the business.

Picture it:

When you take the reins to ride a horse, you can control the horse.

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